" Ideas that were introduced to me at an undergraduate level in the Painting studio at Sydney College of the Arts have formed the basis of my approach, not only to the visual arts, but also to a successful career in music. The PhD program would later provide me an academic model flexible enough to accommodate a project that spanned painting, music, film and critical theory." Sean Lowry, PhD
Practice and Aims of the Studio
Painting covers historical and contemporary concepts and techniques relating to contemporary painting practice.
Painting is addressed in its historical continuum and as a category
of contemporary art. It is broadly defined as an extended practice
with a broad range of representational and non-objective, material, spatial and intellectual possibilities. The object, colour and surface, installation and arrangement, the readymade, the role of typography, photography and digital processes may each profoundly impact on painting as a contemporary practice. In the course these are explored through focused and self-initiated projects. As their studies progress, students are encouraged to develop their own approaches and set out their own parameters to create a valid studio practice.
Paint and stretcher preparation areas and an epidiascope and projection room are adjacent to the studios.